Nursing Interventions for Coronary Artery Disease
September 21, 2010 | In: Nursing Interventions
Nursing Interventions: Coronary Artery Disease
- Keep nitroglycerin available for immediate use.
- During anginal episodes, monitor blood pressure and heart rate.
- Record duration of pain, amount of medication required to relieve ir, and accompanying symptoms.
- Ask the patient to grade the sverity of his pain on a scale 1 to 10.
- Monitor the patient for chest pain, hypotension, coronary artery spasm, and bleeding from the catheter site.
- Explain the cardiac catheterization to the patient.
- If the patient is scheduled for surgery, explain the procedure and events.
- Help the patient more effectively cope with stress and identify activities that precipitate pain.
- Stress the need to follow the prescribed drug regimen.
- Encourage the patient to maintain the prescribed diet.
- Encourage regular, moderate exercise.